Latest 2012 London Olympic Games News

Olympic sprinter Alex Quiñónez fatally shot in Ecuador

Oct. 23, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian sprinter Alex Quiñónez was fatally shot in the port city of Guayaquil, police said Saturday. Quiñónez, who was 32, became a national hero in 2012 when he reached the 200 meter final at the London Games, finishing seventh in a...

Boxing bouts fixed at 2016 Olympics, investigation finds

Sep. 30, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Boxing bouts for medals at the 2016 Olympics were fixed by “complicit and compliant” referees and judges, an investigation reported on Thursday. Investigator Richard McLaren was appointed by the International Boxing Association, known as...

Beisel completes swim to Block Island to honor late father

Sep. 25, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel became the first woman to swim from the Rhode Island mainland to Block Island on Saturday, completing the grueling 10.4-mile route to raise money for cancer research in memory of her late father. Beisel, who...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

EXPLAINER: Olympic photos from far above — and underwater

Aug. 07, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Those amazing shots: Olympians captured from above, an airborne view of the most challenging of competitions, from gymnastics to track. Divers descending gracefully. Swimmers cutting through the clear water, their faces etched with determination, caught mid-stroke by a camera...

9 years on, Cameroon Olympic boxer talks of defection to UK

Aug. 06, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — When boxer Thomas Essomba walked out of the London Olympic Village with his suitcases in 2012, he left behind his life in Cameroon to start another one from scratch in a country he knew next to nothing about. Essomba, who was captain of his...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

Not so crazy: Hovasse, Japan making women's hoops history

Aug. 05, 2021 03:46 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Tom Hovasse spoke of the unthinkable when he was hired as the head coach of Japan’s women’s basketball team. The Durango, Colorado, native, who speaks fluent Japanese, wasn't misquoted when he said he would have his team playing for gold at the...

Marathon man: Swimmer Mellouli looks ahead to Paris at 40

Aug. 04, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — After a rough run-up to his sixth Olympics, Ous Mellouli is already looking ahead. Still fit and motivated at 37, the Tunisian swimmer would be 40 at the 2024 Paris Games. Can he imagine competing against athletes half his age? ...

Olympics Latest: Women's semifinals set in beach volleyball

Aug. 03, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The women’s semifinals are set in beach volleyball after a pair of upsets. ...